- Published: Westminster, MD : Books on Tape, p2009.
- Year Published: 2009
- Edition: Library ed.
- Description: 15 sound discs (18 hr. 8 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
- Language: English
- Format: Book on CD
- 9781415961254 :
- 1415961255 :
- Civil rights movements -- Fiction.
- African American women -- Fiction.
- Jackson (Miss.) -- Fiction.
- Historical fiction.
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Call number: BOCD Fiction
Available Copies: Malletts Adult, Traverwood Adult, West Adult
Read by Octavia Spencer, Bahni Turpin and Jenna Lamia.
In Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962, there are lines that are not crossed. But, suddenly, three women, Aibileen, Minny, and Skeeter, realize that they are suffocating within the lines. Aibileen is a black maid, raising her seventeenth white child. Her best friend, Minny, is the sassiest woman in Mississippi. And Skeeter Phelan is just back from college, a white woman with a degree but, to her mother's chagrin, no ring on her finger. With the civil rights movement exploding all around them, these women start a movement of their own, forever changing a town and the lives of the women in it.
I listened to the book on CD, and believe this was a good choice. The narrators are all distinctive and convey their main characters well. Plus, in my experience it's easier to listen to dialect than to read it (and this story has plenty of it).
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